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Brigadier-General Fred L. Anderson and a crew of the 94th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress (XM-Z) at Bury St. Edmunds (Rougham). 19 May 1943.
Printed caption on reverse: '51783 AC- Brig. General Fred L. Anderson with crew of the 94th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force, beside a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress.
Back row, left to right:
S/Sgt. Jefferson D. Polk, ball turret gunner, Okla. City, Okla.;
S/Sgt. A.W. Hornden[?], top turret gunner;
T/Sgt. Charles H. McNemar, Radio Operator, Weston, W. Va.;
General Fred L. Anderson;
Col. John G. Moore, co-pilot, Los Animas, Col.;
Capt. Kenneth S. Steele, pilot, Santa Rosa, Calif.;
Capt. John F. Watters, Group Bombardier, Slema, Ala.;
1st Lt. Robert Schaefer, Navigator, Minn.
Front row, left to right:
S/Sgt. Earl L. Porath, waist gunner, Naleigh, Neb.;
S/Sgt. Eino Asiala, tail gunner, Freda, Mich.;
S/Sgt. Richard H. Lewis, waist gunner, Chicago, Ill.;
and 1st Lt. Martin V. Stanford, bombardier, Kokomo, Ind.
U.S. Air Force Photo.'
Handwritten on reverse: '19/5/43.'

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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Brigadier-General Fred L. Anderson and his crew of the 94th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress (XM-Z) at Bury St. Edmunds (Rougham). 19 May 1943.' Printed caption on reverse: '51783 AC- Brig. General Fred L. Anderson with crew of the 94th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force, beside a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. Back row, left to right: S/Sgt. J.D. Polk, ball turret gunner, Okla. City, Okla.; S/Sgt. A.W. Hornden[?], top turret gunner; T/Sgt. McNemar, Radio Operator, Weston, W. Va.; General Anderson; Col. J.G. Moore, co-pilot, Los Animas, Col.; Capt. K.S. Steele, pilot, Santa Rosa, Calif.; Capt. J.F. Watters, Group Bombardier, Slema, Ala.; 1st Lt. R. Schaefer, Navigator, Minn. Front row, left to right: S/Sgt. E.L. Porath, waist gunner, Naleigh, Neb.; S/Sgt. E. Asialia, tail gunner, Freda, Mich.; S/Sgt. R.H. Lewis, waist gunner, Chicago, Ill.; and 1st Lt. M.V. Stanford, bombardier, Kokomo, Ind. U.S. Air Force Photo.' Handwritten on reverse: '19/5/43.'

Connections

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

People

  • Frederick Anderson

    Military | General | Commanding General
    Formerly senior pilot and CG of 4th Bomb Wing at Marks Hall from May 1943. Then appointed CG VIII BC 1 July 1943 to January 1944. ...

  • Eino Asiala

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Eino Asiala was Tail Gunner on B-17 #42-3190, shot down over France, 14 July 1943. Initially evaded, he was captured in Paris at the end of August 1943 and made a Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Richard Lewis

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down 14 July 1943 in B-17 #42-3190 'Mr. Five By Five', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Charles McNemar

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Shot down 14 July 1943 in B-17 #42-3190 "Mr. Five By Five". Evaded (EVD). Helped by French citizens and members of the Résistance. Guided to the South of France, he crossed the Pyrénées mountains into Spain. Led to Gibraltar, he was flown back from...

  • John Moore

    Military | Colonel | Commanding Officer
    First Commander of 94th Bomb Group at Bassingbourn, Earls Colne and Bury St. Edmunds from 15-Jun-42 to 22-Jun-43.

  • Jefferson Polk

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 14 July 1943 in B-17 #42-3190 'Mr. Five By Five', Evaded (EVD).

  • Earl Porath

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down 14 July 1943 in B-17 #42-3190 'Mr. Five By Five', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Schaefer

    Military | Captain | Navigator
    Shot down 5 November 1943 in B-17 #4230166 'You Cawn't Miss It. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Martin Stanford

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • Kenneth Steele

    Military | Captain | Pilot

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Aircraft

  • 42-3190 Mr Five by Five, Nip 'N Tuck

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/3/43. Bangor 23/5/43. Assigned 333BS/94BG [TS-W] Rougham /43 (332BS [QE-W]. Missing in Action Le Bourget 14 July 1943 with Captain Kee H. Harrison (*), Co-pilot: David H. Turner (*), Flight engineer/top turret gunner: James H....

Locations

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 May 2020 13:28:11 ED-BB Changes to caption
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Completed names; corrected Asiala's last name

Date Contributor Update
16 December 2016 11:54:32 Lucy May Changes to caption and person associations
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Connected up to the airmen's records.

Date Contributor Update
08 July 2016 14:16:39 Ben1705 Changes to person associations
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All people found in caption

Date Contributor Update
09 June 2015 12:51:22 Lucy May Changes to caption and place associations
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Made caption more legible.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:41:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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